How to find a holiday as a single parent

As a single parent, finding a holiday company that does not penalise you for travelling abroad alone with a child or several children can often be difficult. However, there are a few travel companies that don't charge the earth for family holidays.

Visit a travel agent, and you can pay around £500 per person even for single parent holidays to Spain, Greece and other popular destinations. However, if you are willing to book with a travel company online then you can pick up a great deals. It can be daunting if you haven't done it before but there are several reputable holiday websites and companies that offer some great deals. 

How to find a decent single parent family holiday online

There are several sites that provide cheap package holidays and you can also create your own package by paying for budget flights and an apartment or villa separately.  This isn't always cheaper but it does give you more flexibility if you want to fly at a certain time from a certain airport. 

Some sites offer very cheap package holidays but before you hand over your hard earned cash make sure the resort and hotel is suitable for children and check out the online reviews. It only takes a few minutes and it could save you a lot of hassle in the long run. 

How to tell if an online travel company is legit

It is best to book your single parent holiday with a travel company that's ABTA registered. This will mean you are protected in the event of any problems.  It is better to be safe than sorry.  On the Beach and Ice Lolly are two online companies that provide great value holidays and both are ABTA registered and offer holidays from £99pp with low deposits. In addition they have a wide variety of beautiful hotels across the world and best of all  they offer many deals that you can pay off a bit at a time so no need to worry about finding a massive chunk of money all at once.